Cramer: Buy Opko, RBS, and These 3 Stocks

Jim Cramer made the following calls on August 13th, 2013. What do you think about his picks?

Opko Health Inc (NYSE:OPK): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. Cramer previously ranked this stock a Buy on July 18, 2013. The stock’s 52-week high is $8.00, and its 52-week low is $4.05.

Opko was signaled as a buy during the lightning round on last night’s show. The Mad Money host preferred this stock to Mannkind (NASDAQ:MNKD), as Opko’s second quarter results saw a doubling of revenue, and a near triple for the first half of 2013.

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Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (NYSE:RBS): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. Cramer previously ranked this stock a Buy on July 29, 2013. The stock’s 52-week high is $11.84, and its 52-week low is $6.95.

With Europe on the brink of growth and recovery, Cramer likes stocks there too now, and RBS is near the top of his list. In the company’s most recent conference call, Stephen A M Hester named his successor as chief executive officer, and highlighted the companies finances, saying that, “The other cheerful point, I believe, is our results. Of course, it’s nice at headline level to be in GBP 1.4 billion in profit a bit for the half against GBP 1.7 billion in loss last year.”

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Timken Co. (NYSE:TKR): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. Cramer previously ranked this stock a Buy on May 1, 2013. The stock’s 52-week high is $61.56, and its 52-week low is $36.15.

Cramer was higly optimistic about China’s recent export and import data, saying that steel stocks should do well as a result, and putting Timken on that list. Timken has been struggling in the current global economy, reporting earnings $1 per share less than last year over the same period in the second quarter.

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Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. Cramer previously ranked this stock a Buy on March 20, 2013. The stock’s 52-week high is $21.88, and its 52-week low is $12.39.

Cramer, exploring the rest of the world’s economic situations, said that Vale should benefit from the better news coming out of China. The world’s second largest economy is a huge consumer of commodities, and Vale’s iron ore operation has been previously stifled by the changing Chinese landscape.

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WhiteWave Food (NYSE:WWAV): Jim Cramer ranked this stock a Buy. Cramer previously ranked this stock a Buy on July 22, 2013. The stock’s 52-week high is $19.60, and its 52-week low is $14.22.

Gregg Engles, chief executive officer of WhiteWave, sat down with Cramer last night to discuss the state of his business. Engles noted the growth in non-dairy products as cause for optimism for his company. He also pointed to a partnership agreement with Green Mountain Coffee (NASDAQ:GMCR) to provide iced coffee later this year.

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